Minor League Roundup - 8/24

Frostad hit a key grand slam

The Frisco RoughRiders were the only minor league affiliate in the Rangers organization to come away victorious on Tuesday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 2 - (@) Round Rock 3
L - Scheppers (1-2)
69-60, 5.0 GU


The RedHawks took a shutout into the ninth inning, but Round Rock rallied back for three runs to earn the walkoff victory and salvage a game in the series.

Starting pitcher Guillermo Moscoso (5.11 ERA/.284 BAA) was excellent, holding the Express scoreless through six innings. He permitted three hits while walking one and striking out nine.

Oklahoma City's offense scored two runs on just four singles in the game.

Esteban German (1/3), Willy Taveras (1/4), Hernan Iribarren (1/4) and James Tomlin (1/3) had the knocks. Taveras stole his second base and had a run batted in.

Left-hander Clay Rapada worked a brief seventh inning while Tanner Scheppers followed with a scoreless eighth.

However, Scheppers fell apart in the ninth. The prospect threw 30 pitches to six batters without recording an out, and he surrendered all three of Round Rock's runs.

Scheppers' inning went as follows – single, walk, walk, hit-by pitch, single, throwing error. He suffered his second loss.

Player of the Game: RHP Guillermo Moscoso
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 3 0 0 1 9 0 5.11




AA: Frisco 7 - San Antonio 6 (13 innings)
W - Flores (3-4)
HR - Frostad (5)
27-30, 2.0 GB


With the extra-inning walkoff victory, Frisco picked up back-to-back wins for the first time since they faced Corpus Christi on July 24 and 25.

Beau Jones struggled to throw strikes for the second consecutive start, as he issued four walks and four runs in three innings pitched.

Sinkerballing righty Michael Schlact followed with a solid long relief performance. The 24-year-old yielded two runs (one earned) in 4.1 innings. He walked one and struck out three.

The RoughRiders fell behind early, but designated hitter Emerson Frostad (.257/.331/.375) gave his club the lead with his grand slam in the seventh inning. He also singled and walked.

Shortstop Guilder Rodriguez (2/5, 2B, BB) doubled for the team's other extra-base hit.

Marcus Lemon (2/5, 2 BB), Renny Osuna (2/5, BB), Engel Belter (2/7), Joey Butler (2/6, BB) and Jose Felix (2/6) all singled twice.

Frisco had 14 hits in the game but went just 3-for-15 with men in scoring position.

One of Butler's two knocks was a game-winning infield single that scored Osuna, who had just picked up his 16th steal of the season.

Ben Snyder (3.28 ERA/.227 BAA) was key in the victory, pitching four innings of one-hit, scoreless long relief. He walked one and fanned five.

Player of the Game: DH Emerson Frostad
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 0 1 4 1 1 .257




A+: Bakersfield 2 - Rancho Cucamonga 4
L - Gutierrez (0-4)
31-26, 4.0 GB


Daniel Gutierrez worked into the seventh inning for the first time this season. The 23-year-old permitted three runs on six hits in 6.1 innings, walking two and striking out eight.

Gutierrez was relatively dominant through six innings, but after getting a strikeout to lead off the seventh, he surrendered back-to-back homers followed by an infield single.

Jake Kaase, who was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, brought home both of Bakersfield's runs.

Mike Bianucci (2/4, 2B) and Chris Gradoville (1/4, 2B) both doubled once.

Gradoville was playing in his first game with Bakersfield in exactly one month. He had been on the disabled list.

Bakersfield native Justin Miller (3.65 ERA/.209 BAA) fanned two batters in a scoreless inning. Miller had struggled with walks in the past, but since returning from the disabled list, he has only two walks and 13 strikeouts in 12.1 innings.

Player of the Game: LF Jake Kaase
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 .261




A: Hickory 6 - Delmarva 11
L - O. De Los Santos (1-2)
29-27, 3.5 GB


Lefty Robbie Erlin (2.29 ERA/.213 BAA) returned to the starting rotation and gave up three runs (two earned) over six innings. The California native walked one and struck out nine.

Erlin has 16 walks against 115 strikeouts in 106.1 innings with the Crawdads this summer.

Third baseman Matt West (2/5, 2 2B) and left fielder Yefry Castillo (2/4, 2 2B) both doubled twice.

Shortstop Leury Garcia (.256/.308/.323) was 3-for-5 with a double and yet another stolen base. Garcia has 44 steals on the season, including five in his last four games.

Jared Bolden (1/5, 2B) and Zach Zaneski (1/3, 2B, BB) also doubled once.

Closer Ovispo De Los Santos imploded in the ninth inning. The fireballing righty surrendered five runs (two earned) in one-third of an inning. Sam Brown finished it by giving up one run in two-thirds of an inning.

In all, the Crawdads coughed up six runs in the top of the ninth and lost the game by five.

Player of the Game: LHP Robbie Erlin
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 5 3 2 0 9 0 2.29




SSA: Spokane 2 - Eugene 3
L - McBride (2-5)
14-12, 3.0 GB


Nick McBride (4.84 ERA/.292 BAA) dropped to 2-5 on the season despite a strong performance. The 19-year-old limited the Emeralds to two runs (one earned) in five innings. He scattered five hits while walking one and fanning five.

Brett Nicholas (1/4, 2B) and Alejandro Selen (1/3, 2B) doubled and drove home both of Spokane's runs.

Cleanup hitter Jared Hoying singled once and walked once.

Relief pitchers Jimmy Reyes, Ben Rowen and Colby Killian all tossed one hitless, scoreless inning.

Player of the Game: RHP Nick McBride
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 5 2 1 1 5 1 4.88




RK: AZL Rangers - AZL Mariners - PPD (Rain)
28-22, 1.5 GU


The Rangers and Mariners were washed out by an early-evening thunderstorm. They'll make it up with a doubleheader in Peoria on Wednesday night.



DSL: DSL Rangers 3 - (@) DSL Reds 5
L - Perez (0-1)
Reds win 2-0 (best of three)


The Rangers were swept out of the Dominican Summer League playoffs on Tuesday morning.

The club got out to an early 3-0 lead but permitted one run in the third followed by fourth in the fifth. That would be all the scoring for the game.

Rangers starting pitcher Santo Perez surrendered four runs in four-plus innings. He allowed three of the runs after he came out for the fifth and didn't retire a hitter.

Middle infielders Hanser Alberto (1/4, 2B) and Johan Santa (1/4, 2B) both doubled.

Cleanup hitter and DH Jorge Alfaro singled twice in four at-bats.

Alex Gonzalez (1/3, BB) and Francisco Lugo (1/3, BB) singled and walked.

Right-hander Luis Moreno, who had a 0.96 regular-season ERA, retired all six batters he faced to finish out the game for the Rangers.

Player of the Game: RHP Luis Moreno
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00




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